Futon Mattress – OUT OF STOCK

(3 customer reviews)


We make thick, comfortable futon mattresses using the finest quality fillings. Our futons are firm but with a softer surface layer to give them a relaxing, comfortable feel.

The fillings we use are Rebound Polycotton, i-Fibre and pure Wool:
Rebound Polycotton
, a special blend of cotton and polycotton, is the thickest component and provides much of the bulk and character of the futon.
i-Fibre is a brilliant technological innovation in which polyester fibres are arranged vertically, rather than layered horizontally, so they act like springs and have less tendency to compress. This makes the futon firmer,  and more resilient, for a longer life.
Pure Wool is used for the outer layers of the futon. Wool has excellent thermal properties as a temperature regulator and is very breathable.

The approximate depths for each of our futons is: 12cm – 4 Layer  /   15cm – 7 Layer.

We are currently working to a 6-8 week manufacturing lead time for our futon mattresses.
Pictured with our Panama Sofa Bed Base (Not included with Futon Mattress)

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To put these fillings in context, futon makers have a wide range of options for their fillings. Our policy has always been to avoid the cheaper fillings that give less substance and comfort – and have a shorter lifespan. We think the results are the best we’ve achieved in 30 years of futon making. Our futons are made in the traditional way, with square boxed corners and a zip around three sides, so that we can add the filling one layer at a time, filling closely into the corners. We use a long needle to thread several cotton ties through the futon to keep the fillings in place.
If you want to know how futons have developed in the UK, take a look our blog: A Short History of the Futon. For styling inspiration see our feature: Futon Sofa Beds for Flexibility & Style.

NB: Our futon mattresses are made to order – the standard lead time is 5-6 weeks.

Our standard, 7L, futons contain 7 layers of filling. We recommend these futon mattresses for those under 95kg, however if you weigh over 80Kg you will probably want a thicker/firmer mattress and we’d recommend two 4 layer futons used together.

  • Futon mattresses become firmer over time and typically will last between 5 and 10 years. The fillings can absorb moisture as you sleep, and good maintenance is therefore essential to maximise the life of your futon mattress. We recommend that you turn the futon over and from side to side every two weeks. If you use it on the floor you should do this twice a week.
  • If you intend to sleep on a futon mattress every night, whatever your weight, we recommend that it is used with a bed base with beech sprung slats (as opposed to a sofa bed base with fixed pine slats). If you don’t currently sleep on a futon – please call us for advice on choosing your mattress. Futon mattresses do feel different to standard mattresses.
  • Our futons, when used with our sofa-bed bases, are recommended for occasional use as a mattress.
  • Futons can be made in special shapes and sizes.

We recommend our futon mattress for our bases, if using a slat base from another supplier – please ensure the gap between the slats is no more than 7cm (if your bed base has wider gaps please contact us to discuss which mattress will best suit your bed base).

If you would like some advice on maintenance for your futon mattress please take a look at our blog – Looking After Your Futon Mattress.

Futon Colours
There is a choice of colours for the Cotton futon case: we’d suggest Calico (undyed ivory cotton) if the futon is for a bed. For a sofa bed the coloured fabrics give you a range of colours to suit your decor. Our futons are finished with coloured cotton ties which pass through the futon and keep the filling in place. Choose from: natural, black, navy or grey ties.
The cover is not removable, however you can buy an additional loose cover which fits neatly and has a zip around three sides so it can be easily removed for cleaning. Please look at the Loose Covers page for details.
NB: Fabric samples for futons and covers are available on request.

Delivery Information:
Our prices include delivery on the UK mainland
Within the Sheffield area we deliver with our own vehicle.
Outside the Sheffield area we use a carrier.

When your order is ready we’ll email you to notify you of the delivery process. Delivery will be arranged directly between the customer and our carrier – Domestic Distribution. This is a 2 man, room of choice delivery service.

3 reviews for Futon Mattress – OUT OF STOCK

  1. Mara Fraser

    We ordered a this in calico and 7 layers for a euro kingsize futon base. It came all rolled up and was not over heavy to get on the bed, very comfortable to sleep on. We’ve been really pleased with it, and very impressed with the customer service we received from the Natural Bed Company.

  2. Rebecca Johnson

    I ordered a EU King size seven layer futon mattress and I have to say it’s better than I was expecting. Very well made, and very comfortable. The mattress is lightweight and easy to move.
    The customer service has been amazing and personable, and there were no problems with the delivery – which was such a relief!
    I was a bit nervous about spending the money without seeing the product, but I had no need to worry. I’m very happy.
    Highly recommend. Thank you 🙂

  3. pa.seccombe

    Purchased King Size Kyoto Bed (Oak), 7 Layer Futon Calico.

    I am 80+ Kg while my partner is 50Kg. The bed is little hard for her, but she is fine with it. For me it is perfect and gives me the support I want (both side sleepers).

    I took the risk and purchased it online out trying it out. I am not disappointed with quality or feel.

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